WindStream Communications Staff Manager-Finance in Little Rock, Arkansas
The Product Sales Accounting Staff Manager reports to the Director of Revenue Accounting and leads an experienced team of eight individuals. The Product Sales team is responsible for equipment sales, cost of goods sold, inventory accounting, and a number of items evaluated under lease guidance. This role requires a strong professional who is adept at applying established accounting policies and who can accurately interpret relevant accounting guidance for business transactions.
The Product Sales staff manager maintains a wide range of key relationships throughout the organization (Financial Planning, Sales, Financial Services, etc.) and plays a key role in determining accounting treatment for customer contracts. This role is often called upon to lead special projects that drive strategic decisions. Therefore, the candidate must thrive with “change” and enjoy developing projects and assignments from scratch, improving internal control, or implementing process improvements.* *
The candidate must possess and be prepared to demonstrate mature communication skills that encompass strong writing (for accounting positions and monthly opex variance explanations) and presentation abilities that engage stakeholders at all levels within the organization (conference calls and meetings).
*Other Responsibilities *include but are not limited to the following: * Recruit and coach team members * Oversee a robust month-end close process (including review of General Ledger journal entries and financial statements) * Perform a detail review of account reconciliations and evaluate all assigned balance sheets accounts * Review account variance analysis and monthly financial reporting prepared by members of the team to ensure accuracy of the reports to be distributed to wide audience throughout the company's management * Ensure the timely reporting of all monthly financial information and proper period end cut-off * Confirm accounting records are maintained in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), company policies and legal agreements / contracts * Coordinates with internal auditors to ensure Sarbanes-Oxley process documentation accurately reflects the procedures performed; monitor performance of internal controls * Monitor and analyze department work to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources while maintaining a high level of accuracy * Advise staff regarding the handling of non-routine reporting transactions * Work with each direct report to establish goals and objectives for each year and monitor progress to enhance the professional development of staff * Assist in coordination of the internal and external financial audit processes * Obtain and maintain a thorough understanding of the financial reporting and general ledger structure
*Desired Qualifications: *
College degree and 8 years professional level experience with 3-4 years supervisory experience; or 12 years professional level related experience with 3-4 years supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and professional level related experience desired.
Primary Location: *US-Arkansas-Little Rock
Job Category: *Finance
EEO Statement: Employment at Windstream is subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing. Equal Opportunity Employer. Windstream is a drug-free workplace.
Requisition ID: 18000734